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International Narcotics and Law Enforcement: FY 2002 Budget Justification
Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
May 2001
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Budget Summary ($000)

FY 2000
Actual

FY 2001
Estimated

FY 2002
Request

10,000

10,000

Objectives

    • Maintain permanent U.S. police cadre for assignment overseas;
    • Enhance U.S. capability to deploy police overseas;
    • Increase U.S. involvement in UN, OSCE, EU and other organizations to enhance their capacities to train and deploy police

    Justification

    U.S. participation in international civilian police (CIVPOL) operations has increased to over 855 experienced police officers assigned in Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, and East Timor in CY 2001. While we have greatly improved our capacity to respond to requests from the UN and other organizations for U.S. participation by enhancing procedures for recruitment, selection, and preparation of personnel for CIVPOL operations, further refinements are necessary to improve our overall capability for rapid response.

    The FY 2002 request builds on current year efforts to establish a voluntary reserve of some 2,000 law enforcement personnel who remain in their regular jobs until called for CIVPOL duty. The FY 2002 program includes implementing standardized organizational structures, operating procedures, and systems needed to effectively manage personnel identified for the ready roster. Through this program, U.S. CIVPOL will have opportunities to participate in specialized law enforcement training that is designed to meet domestic in-service training requirements, as well as basic and advanced instruction that is unique to the organizational and operational challenges presented by international CIVPOL missions.

    International CIVPOL deployments can range from short-term assessment and advisory services requiring only a few weeks, to long-term secondments to CIVPOL operations for one-year or more. To be prepared for such operations, personnel included in the U.S. contingent will need basic uniforms and personal equipment applicable to all deployments. Special equipment and materials needed to accommodate a particular operating environment would be provided immediately prior to an actual deployment, such as appropriate communications equipment, clothing to meet weather conditions and camping gear in the event lodging accommodations are not available. Long-term operational support to U.S. CIVPOL participation in international peacekeeping operations will continue to be provided from other regional or special accounts, such as Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED) or Peacekeeping (PKO).

    The FY 2002 program also includes establishment of logistical capabilities to ensure timely U.S. response to calls from the UN or other organization to contribute American police on an expedited basis to address a special circumstance or participate in an international effort to assist a country emerging from a crisis situation. Key elements of this capacity will be contingencies for transporting personnel and equipment, providing emergency medical support, administrative and logistical support in the field, and an operational communications system.

    In FY 2002, program activities will continue to support outreach efforts to U.S. local, state, and federal law enforcement, agencies and professional associations for the purpose of attracting and encouraging law enforcement interest and participation in CIVPOL operations. In addition, we will also engage in efforts to assist CIVPOL programs, planning, training, and operations of other countries, regional or international organizations. Administration of such a comprehensive CIVPOL program will continue to strengthen existing and developing capacities designed to assess, conceptualize, prepare, plan, implement, manage, and evaluate U.S. participation in international police missions.

    Effectiveness Measurements

      • Select cadre of U.S. CIVPOL, management and leadership;
      • Deliver comprehensive basic program and initiate specialized training programs;
      • Provide basic equipment to U.S. contingent;
      • Complete development of a logistical capability for rapid deployment of U.S. police for timely participation in international civilian police operations; and
      • Involve selected countries in the U.S. civilian police training program and related activities.

      Anticrime, Civilian Police, Africa Regional

      INL Budget

      ($000)

       

       

      FY 2000

      FY 2001

      FY 2002

      Anticrime Programs1

           

      Alien Smuggling

      1,092

      1,250

      3,400

      Anticorruption

      2,233

      4,500

      4,200

      Border Controls

      714

      100

      600

      Civilian Police Program2

      1,000

      Counternarcotics

      140

      Critical Infrastructure Protection /Intellectual Property Rights

      281

      100

      100

      Financial Crime and Money Laundering

      2,891

      2,612

      2,700

      Firearms and Small Arms Trafficking

      716

      75

      100

      International Law Enforcement Academies

      9,553

      7,300

      14,500

      Law Enforcement and Police Science

      7,699

      5,128

      4,030

      Rule of Law

      852

      750

      1,500

      Stolen Vehicles

      100

      Trafficking in Persons

      1,021

      3,685

      4,270

      Program Development & Support

      1,808

      2,000

      2,000

      Subtotal

      30,000

      27,500

      37,500

      Civilian Police Program

      10,000

      10,000

      Africa Regional Anticrime Programs

      7,500

      7,500

      Total

      30,000

      45,000

      55,000

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      1 The FY 2000 budget does not reflect FSA ($15.6 million) and SEED Act ($81.16 million) funding from USAID. The FY 2001 and 2002 budgets do not reflect FSA and Seed Act funding which is included in the USAID budget request and will be transferred to INL.
      2In FY 2000, INL funds were reprogrammed for civilian police activities in East Timor.



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